Prepubertal unilateral gynecomastia: a report of two cases

Prepubertal unilateral gynecomastia: a report of two cases Atypical presentations of gynecomastia are often not recognized, with little attention to breast development in prepubertal non-obese children. Since prepubertal gynecomastia could be a sign of possible underlying diseases, a thorough examination and further research is recommended. If there is no causal treatment, surgical resection is the therapy of first choice. Peripheral liposuction and surgical resection of the gland tissue are the mainstay of treatment. In summary, we describe two cases of prepubertal unilateral gynecomastia with a normal endocrine workup. Further research is needed to establish the pathophysiologic mechanisms of prepubertal gynecomastia, since underlying etiology in most cases remains unclear. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Prepubertal unilateral gynecomastia: a report of two cases

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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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